Leptocereus wrightii Leon 1940
Plants shrubby, usually with many branches, to 3 m (9.8 ft) high, sometimes with trunks to 20 cm (7.9 in) in diameter. Stems with terminal segments 3.5-6 cm (1.4-2.4 in) in diameter. Ribs 4-5. Spines as many as 14, persistent, gray to brownish, 4-8 cm (1.6-3.1 in) long. Flowers often borne in clusters, pink to whitish yellow, 5-6.5 cm (2-2.6 in) long, to 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter; pericarpels and floral tubes with reddish spines. Fruits greenish, 8-10 cm (3.1-3.9 in) long, to 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter. Distribution: limestone cliffs between Havana del Este and Cojimar, Cuba.
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